Upcoming Auditions February 2019

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The Frogs by Aristophanes
MainStage

Auditioning Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26 and 27, 2019  
Plays April 26 – May 5, 2019

A comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, which won first prize at the Lenaia dramatic festival in 405 BC and was so successful that it was staged a second time later that same year at the Dionysia festival.  A comedic play that features Greek mythology, as well as the three greatest authors of the era – Euripides, Aeschylus, and Sophocles.

The play takes the form of a comic journey beyond the limits of the world, reminiscent in some ways of The Birds. As the Dead are encountered, they are used to speak the poet’s own views and to plead for political harmony. At the end of the journey, a conversation between the two slaves, Xanthias and Aiakos, introduces the grand finale between Euripides and Aeschylus who is depicted as a Colonel Blimp.

Parts include: Dionysos Xanthias; his slave, Heracles; Corpse; Charon; Chorus (as Frogs; as Initiates; and as the population of Hades); Aiakos, the janitor of Hades; Maid; Hostess of the In;, Plathane, maid of the Inn; Euripides; Aeschylus; Pluto (or Hades); Various extras. 

Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
StageWorks
Auditioning Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26 and 27, 2019
Plays Monday, March 11, 2019

When two hard-core Civil War re-enactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, Row After Row is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Parts include:

Cal, mid to late thirties, bearded, despite often sounding like a d-bag, he is very lovable and likable. Capable of change. He also plays General Longstreet.

Tom, mid to late thirties, spectacles, repressed, tries very hard to keep things nice, polite, harmonious. he adores Cal and has fun with him. He also plays the Union Deserter.

Leah, mid-thirties, naturally tough and independent, also sensual in an authentic way. She loves a good discussion and holds her own very well. She also plays a Confederate Soldier.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis – StageWorks

Auditioning Tuesday, February 26 and Monday, March 4, 2019
Plays Monday, April 8, 2019

Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas’ case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.

Parts include: SATAN, GLORIA, MOTHER TERESA, JUDGE LITTLEFIELD, CAIAPHAS THE ELDER, SAINT MATTHEW, LORETTA, MARY MAGDALENE, BAILIFF (JULIUS OF OUTER MONGOLIA), SIMON THE ZEALOT, SIGMUND FREUD, SAINT THOMAS, PONTIUS PILATE, UNCLE PINO, MATTHIAS OF GALILEE, SAINT PETER, JESUS OF NAZARETH, JUDAS ISCARIOT, SAINT MONICA, HENRIETTA ISCARIOT, SISTER GLENNA, BUTCH HONEYWELL, FABIANA AZIZA CUNNINGHAM, YUSEF EL-FAYOUMY, SOLDIERS

Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein
MainStage
Auditioning April 9 and 10, 2019
Plays June 21 – 30, 2019

Nestled in the Catskills—1962’s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

Parts include:

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